Richard Pan

How California got more children vaccinated after the Disneyland measles outbreak

How California got more children vaccinated after the Disneyland measles outbreak

In early 2015, vaccinations became a national story in California after an outbreak of measles at Disneyland.

The situation drew attention to the number of parents who receive exemptions from getting their kids vaccinated. And that prompted new state legislation.

Now, there are new numbers suggesting these laws are working.

What does the new data show?

New data released Wednesday showed that the percentage of California’s kindergartners with all required vaccinations as of last fall rose from 92.8% to 95.6%. Los...

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